[sf-lug] installfest Sat. @ Rick Moen's in Menlo Park/ Xandros response

jim stockford jim at well.com
Tue Jul 11 12:42:15 PDT 2006

yes! objective C is clean and good!

On Jul 11, 2006, at 9:39 AM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting jim stockford (jim at well.com):
>>    The promise that once debugged, underlying class code
>> need not be re-debugged as one develops classes turned
>> out to be sometimes mistaken.
>>    For MSFT Visual C++ at least, the virtual table mechanism
>> allows occasional corruption of resources.
>>    Multiple inheritance is scary on the face of it, at least to me.
>>    Pointedly, the remark is about the risks of the underlying
>> classes' behavior, not code readability or the skill of any
>> particular programmer.
> My wife likes to say that inheritance means you can inherit bugs (too).
> The thing about C++ is that (along with Java) it's about the worst
> possible advertisement for OO programming (in my view), and I never 
> much
> liked that language category until I encountered better examples.  In
> particular, it's a darned shame that Ojective C never caught on instead
> of C++; the world would be a much better place.
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